The Friends of the Hennepin Canal will be holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, March 15.

This month’s hike will be from Lock 22 to Bridge 23. This portion of the “Hike the Hennepin” is 5.7 miles in length and it has been named the “Mink”.

We will meet at Bridge 23 at 1:30 pm where we will be shuttled to Lock 22 to begin our hike. Directions to Bridge 23 are to take IL Route 6 or I80 to Annawan and then go north on Route 78 to the Canal. The parking area is located on the south side of the Canal and the west side of Route 78.

The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the Canal personally by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small legs.  You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes.  There is no fee for the hikes. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend.  We ask that you dress weather appropriately.

For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at: hikes@friends-hennepin-canal.org (email) or call 815-664-2403 (home)                                                           or log on to our website at: www.friends-hennepin-canal.org .

Next hike: April 19                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hike route: Bridge 47 to Bridge 50 Length: 4.0 miles  Meet at: Bridge 50 (IL Rt. 172)                                                                                                              Hike name: White Tail Deer